Ndombe language

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Native to Angola
Native speakers
22,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ndq
Glottolog ndom1244[2]

Ndombe (Dombe) is a Bantu language of Angola. It was assigned by Guthrie to Bantu group R.10, which apart from Umbundu Pfouts (2003) established as part of the Kavango–Southwest branch of Bantu.[4] Though not specifically addressed, Ndombe may be in that branch as well.


  1. ^ Ndombe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Ndombe". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online
  4. ^ Nurse & Phillipson 2003